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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2018/046039 AB1958PCT960
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
09 August 2018 10 August 2017
FOR FURTHER ACTION: See Form PCT/ISA/220 as well as, where applicable, item 5 below.
This international search report has been prepared by this International Searching Authority and is transmitted to the applicant according to Article 18. A copy is being transmitted to the International Bureau.
It is also accompanied by a copy of each prior art document cited in this report.
1. Basis of the report
a. With regard to the language, the international search was carried out on the basis of:
the international application in the language in which it was filed.
a translation of the international application into                                          which is the language of a translation furnished for the purposes of international search (Rules 12.3(a) and 23.1(b)).
This international search report has been established taking into account the rectification of an obvious mistake authorized by or notified to this Authority under Rule 91 (Rule 43.6bis(a)).
With regard to any nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence disclosed in the international application, the international search was carried out on the basis of a sequence listing:
2. Certain claims were found unsearchable
3. Unity of invention is lacking
4. Title of the invention
The text is approved as submitted by the applicant.
The text has been established by this Authority to read as follows:
5. Abstract
The text is approved as submitted by the applicant.
The text has been established, according to Rule 38.2, by this Authority as it appears in Box No. IV. The applicant may, within one month from the date of mailing of this international search report, submit comments to this Authority.
6. Drawings
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No.     9    
as suggested by the applicant.
as selected by this Authority, because the applicant failed to suggest a figure.
as selected by this Authority, because this figure better characterizes the invention.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.


     H04L 5/14 (2006.01)i; H04L 1/00 (2006.01)i; H04W 72/04 (2009.01)i
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC


Minimum documentation searched (classification system followed by classification symbols):
Documentation searched other than minimum documentation to the extent that such documents are included in the fields searched:
Korean utility models and applications for utility modelsJapanese utility models and applications for utility models
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
eKOMPASS(KIPO internal) & keywords: NB-IoT, RRC, TDD, subframe configuration, DwPTS, GP, UpPTS, NPDCCH, NPDSCH, DCI format, N1, N2, repetition, map, count, special subframe, SIB1-NB, rate matching, NRS, symbol period


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
CN 106982110 A (ALCATEL LUCENT SHANGHAI BELL et al.) 25 July 2017 See paragraphs [0034]-[0053]; claims 1-7; and figures 2, 3.
J. SCHLIENZ et al., ‘Narrowband Internet of Things’, ROHDE & SCHWARZ, Whitepaper, version 0e, 8 August 2016 ( ?rusprivacypolicy=1) See pages 17, 37, 38.
HUAWEI et al., ‘TDD support for NB-IoT in Rel-15’, RP-162161, 3GPP TSG RAN Meeting #74, Vienna, Austria, 29 November 2016 See pages 5-9.
WO 2017-057870 A1 (LG ELECTRONICS INC.) 6 April 2017 See paragraphs [51]-[54]; and figure 1.
WO 2017-014602 A1 (SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.) 26 January 2017 See paragraphs [82], [83]; and figure 10.
Special categories of cited documents:
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
earlier application or patent but published on or after the international filing date
document which may throw doubts on priority claim(s) or which is cited to establish the publication date of another citation or other special reason (as specified)
document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other means
document published prior to the international filing date but later than the priority date claimed
later document published after the international filing date or priority date and not in conflict with the application but cited to understand the principle or theory underlying the invention
document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be considered novel or cannot be considered to involve an inventive step when the document is taken alone
document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be considered to involve an inventive step when the document is combined with one or more other such documents, such combination being obvious to a person skilled in the art
document member of the same patent family


Patent document cited in search report Publication date
Patent family member(s) Publication date
CN 106982110 A
25 July 2017
WO 2017-057870 A1
06 April 2017
CN 108141336 A
EP 3357185 A1
US 2018-0287761 A1
08 June 2018
08 August 2018
04 October 2018
WO 2017-014602 A1
26 January 2017
CN 107852257 A
CN 107852308 A
CN 107925538 A
EP 3327962 A1
EP 3327973 A1
EP 3327974 A1
KR 10-2016-0122668 A
KR 10-2017-0012143 A
KR 10-2017-0012150 A
KR 10-2017-0012153 A
KR 10-2018-0116273 A
US 2017-0180095 A1
US 2018-0241495 A1
WO 2016-167579 A1
WO 2017-014600 A1
WO 2017-014606 A1
WO 2017-111517 A1
WO 2017-160048 A2
WO 2017-160048 A3
27 March 2018
27 March 2018
17 April 2018
30 May 2018
30 May 2018
30 May 2018
24 October 2016
02 February 2017
02 February 2017
02 February 2017
24 October 2018
22 June 2017
23 August 2018
20 October 2016
26 January 2017
26 January 2017
29 June 2017
21 September 2017
19 July 2018
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
Korean Intellectual Property Office
189 Cheongsa-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon Metropolitan City, 302-701
Republic of Korea
Facsimile No. +82-42-481-8578
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
03 December 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
03 December 2018
Authorized officer:
KANG, Hee Gok
Telephone No. +82-42-481-8264
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